Consolidation is more than a trend; mergers and acquisitions are happening on a weekly basis. These stories help explain their impact.
Egenera, which has made its name in the cloud world with management and automation software, has acquired Dublin, Ireland-based Fort Technologies, a cloud lifecycle software provider. This acquisition gives Egenera a stronger foothold in customers, sales and channel partners in the EMEA markets, as well as new management features that it plans to add to its PAN Cloud Director software.
Cisco Systems is looking to dive even deeper into the cloud computing space with the acquisition of a networking competitor that builds solutions that are centrally-manageable from the cloud. Cisco made its intentions known to acquire San Francisco-based Meraki for approximately $1.2 billion.
VMware has announced its intent to acquire cloud automation solutions vendor DynamicOps, whose technology enables provisioning and management of IT services across heterogeneous environments. Terms of the acquisition were not announced, but it’s a safe bet VMware’s getting a good deal no matter how much it is paying for DynamicOps. Here’s why.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is looking to build out its cloud storage business. The Redmond-based company signed a definitive agreement to acquire cloud-integrated storage vendor StorSimple, a move that indicates the company has taken a step back to truly look at what it currently offers in the cloud. Microsoft has been a large player in the […]
Dimension Data is betting big on its cloud solutions business unit. The IT services provider is consolidating its OpSource and BlueFire cloud businesses under the Dimension Data brand, and the company expects to “significantly expand” the number of employees it has in the cloud solutions business unit in 2013. This seems like the next evolution […]
The News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG Co.) — which operates newspapers, television and radio stations — is diving to the cloud data center business. Specifically, NPG has invested in two start-up data centers in Missouri, while also pumping $20 million into Online Tech, an established data center provider and co-location expert that’s planning expansion moves. […]
Colt Technology Services has acquired ThinkGrid, a hosted desktop and cloud service provider (CSP) that works with roughly 200 channel partners across Europe. The buyout will accelerate Colt’s SME (small and midsize enterprise) initiatives, where potential opportunities are set to grow 15 percent annually for the next few years, Colt said. Financial terms were not […]
A new acquisition puts compliant and secure cloud and hosting services provider Layered Technologies directly into the federal, state and local government market. The company announced it has acquired New World Apps, a secure private cloud and community cloud computing provider focused on the government markets. With experience and expertise in serving the U.S. intelligence […]
As Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) works to integrate the recent Quest Software buyout into its business, there are clear signs the acquisition has a heavy cloud services and SaaS emphasis. The evidence: Dell’s Executive Director of SaaS and Application Services, Victor Raisys, is part of the integration team. Raisys was mentioned in a recent Quest Software […]
Savvis, a top 100 cloud service provider (CSP) owned by CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), has acquired a small piece of Ciber (NYSE: CBR) for up to $20 million. Here’s what Savvis did — and didn’t — get from the deal. Savvis is only taking on Ciber’s global IT outsourcing business (Ciber Global ITO) for $7 million […]
Cloud aggregator intY, which little more than a month ago launched a channel partner program for Microsoft Office 365 in the United States and Canada, has a new parent company. Weather Investments, an investor and strategic shareholder traditionally focused on the telecommunications market, saw the value in intY and purchased the company to “accelerate the […]